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QUICK FACTS
Location: Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka.
Famous for/as: Beaches, pilgrimage. 
Weather:
Summer (March - June): 40°C  to 18°C.
Winter (October to February): 32°C  to 14°C.. 
Monsoon  (July to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 08386
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March.
TRAVEL IN GOKARNA SHOW MAP

Gokarna is a small pilgrimage town on the coast in the Karnataka, India.

Gokarna is an ideal stop-over for peacefull holidays. Gokarna, which means the cow’s ear is is the home of 5 pristine beaches and several temples. The holy town is famous for the  Shiva Temple. This pilgrim site is located on the Karavali Coast between Agnashini and the Gangavali rivers.

About a kilometer from the bus-stand, the Gokarna beach starts , forming the coast of the town. Tourists mainly come to stay on one of the 4 beaches just south of town. Kudlee Beach is the first, about a 20 minute walk, followed by Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and the secluded Paradise Beach - the beaches get more remote and less populated as you head south.

Visit Gokarna during the time of Shivrathri (February-March), where a four day festival is marked by two giant chariots being pulled by several devotees and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

MUST SEE IN GOKARNA

The Mahabaleshvara Temple is one of the largest in town and is the main place of pilgrimage. The Maha Ganapati Temple is just meters away from the Shiva Temple. Koti Tirtha is an artificial water tank.

Beaches:

The five beaches are Gokarna beach, Kudle beach, Om beach, Half-moon beach and Paradise beach. Gokarna is popular with pilgrims, while Kudle and Om are popular with tourists. Gokarna beach is several kilometers long and is situated at the edge of the town. It is quite popular with pilgrims, but is less popular with tourists. South of Gokarna beach lies the long sandy Kundke Beach.

Om Beach is further along the coast from Kudle. It is the most popular tourist beach in Gokarna. Miles of white sand with its unique shape is stunning to the tourists. Om beach is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Gokarna.

Om Beach is the center for several wat...

MUST DO IN GOKARNA

Roam through the picturesque beaches og Gokarna.

REACH GOKARNA
AIR

The nearest airport is Dabolim (140 km), in Goa. From there it's a four hour drive to Gorkana.

RAIL

Trains on the Konkan railway stop at Gokarna Road station, 15 minutes from town. One can avail Kumta and Ankola stations (both around 25 kilometers) from Gokarna.

ROAD

Gokarna is also well connected by bus from major cities such as Madgaon in Goa and Mangalore and Bangalore in Karnataka. 

Govt. and private buses and cars/taxis ply to Gokarna from Madgaon 125 km, Mangalore 225 km,  and Bangalore 475 km. 

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